‘Expendables 3′ Adds Ronda Rousey, Victor Ortiz and Kellan Lutz; Plot Details Revealed

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expendables 3 cast plot Expendables 3 Adds Ronda Rousey, Victor Ortiz and Kellan Lutz; Plot Details Revealed

Sylvester Stallone’s Expendables 3 script makes room for even more deadly old-timers to join the cast (like Wesley Snipes and Jackie Chan), in addition to some “young bloods.” The latter’s role in the film look to be more important than those for the whipper-snappers in Expendables 2 - Liam Hemsworth and Nan Yu – judging by newly-released plot details, in addition to an update on the casting for EX3‘s fresher-faced additions.

Sly took to his personal Twitter account to confirm that the Expendables 3 cast will include two younger people who boast very impressive athletic credentials: the Olympic medal-winning Judo fighter and Mixed Martial Artist Ronda Rousey and the welterweight boxing champion Victor Ortiz. Meanwhile, news sites around the ‘Web are reporting that Kellan Lutz is completing negotiations to join them, along with returning action movie icons Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jason Statham.

These youthful and/or untested actors will fit into the story as follows (according to The Wrap):

According to insiders, “Expendables 3″ will introduce a younger group of tech-savvy action heroes who initially clash with the older crew, though they eventually team up to save the day.

Rousey and Ortiz will make their acting debuts in Expendables 3, but the requirements of their roles – look convincingly tough and kill stuff – won’t exactly be taxing, especially since it’ll be the older cast members who will be expected to bring personality and charisma to director Patrick Hughes’ installment. That’s not to mention, guys like Sly and Arnold will be handling this series’ bread and butter elements: self-referential humor, cheesy one-liners and ridiculous action scenes overflowing with gunfire and explosions.

rousey ortiz lutz expendables 3 Expendables 3 Adds Ronda Rousey, Victor Ortiz and Kellan Lutz; Plot Details Revealed

Ronda Rousey, Victor Ortiz and Kellan Lutz

Lutz, on the other hand, appeared in the Twilight franchise and will headline the upcoming Hercules 3D – a.k.a the Hercules movie not starring Dwayne Johnson – yet, in all likelihood, his role will probably be the same as his younger peers: to get a crash-course in being a badass from his elders (and maybe teach those old dogs a new trick or two in return).

Speaking of “old dogs”: Snipes and Chan are expected to join the Expendables franchise for this third round, alongside returning cast members Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture and Terry Crews. We’ve been hearing rumors that both Steven Seagal and Mel Gibson could join in on the fun this round, but for the time being neither of these 1980s/90s action movie legends are said to be officially involved with the project.

Meanwhile, we’re still awaiting confirmation that Resident Evil‘s Milla Jovovich is, for certain, going to be a cast member, and the latest update made by Nicolas Cage himself is that the over-acting maestro is very unlikely to make an appearance in the film (whether or not Cage is telling the truth is another story).


The Expendables 3 opens in U.S. theaters on August 15th, 2014.

Source: The Wrap, Sylvester Stallone

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  1. Please oh please put a limit on the one-liners!

  2. I hope Cage ends up being in the movie, even if it’s just a cameo. He seems like a perfect fit for this world.

  3. Why add young people? Seems pretty pointless and a misuse of screen time. Thor’s brother was pretty pointless in the sequel. Could of completely done without him, but hey, guess they needed a “red shirt”.

    • I didn’t recall Loki in expendables 2! :D

    • Sly said he wants to create the next generation of action stars, He has signed 6 young actors, There passing the torch…

      • Where passing the torch? Oh, there? ;-)

        • lol^

  4. These new guys are waisting screentime.

    I want to see some classic old dudes which we haven’t seen until now in the Expendables series, guys like MIchael Dudikoff, who are pretty much forgotten by now, but deserve one last shot.

  5. I wonder if Jason David Frank would of been a good choice for the film knowing how bada$$ he’s been lately fighting & his Power Ranger history.

  6. Why are they not pursuing Donnie Yen??? He’s “young” compared to these old timers, and can be considered somewhat of a “rising star” here in the USA, but he’s not a complete waste of screen time seeing as how he has been making martial arts movies since the 80′s… Just been mainly a star in Asia. We need to bring him here and make his name known, that guy is talented as hell…

    • They pursued Donnie Yen for the last movie but he passed cause the script wasn’t interesting enough to him. They tried again & he’s busy this time around. They need to pursue Hulk Hogan, Mr.T, & three of the guys from The Raid: Redemption, Joe Taslim, Iko Uwais, & Yayan Ruhian. If u haven’t heard of these guys or seen this moive, please do! Unbelieveable action

      • A friend of mine said I’ve got to watch one of these films, they’re hilarious. Beefed up wrinkly old guys, whipping out their ‘guns’ and shooting off their ‘loads’, next to oiled up young bucks.
        ‘The closest thing to gay porn a straight guy can watch.’
        P*** funny.

  7. this sounds like my idea, minus a bunch of known ‘kids’ and tech. my idea was the ‘new generation’ of action starts like matt damon, colin farrell etc posing as barney’s opposition. they would be jacked on experimental drugs that would make them faster stronger etc (the sci-fi sly was saying the new expendables might have).

    i wonder how they’re going to fit all the original cast, new old action stars AND these kids all in one movie…. hopefully everyone gets a fair share of screen time (ex2 was ok with that).

  8. Add Steven Seagal, Jackie Chan, zena warrior princess, and Lorenzo Llamas. Take Ronda Rousey out- she looks like a dude with more testicles than Lance Armstrong. Also, add in Kurt Russell as the do Jo mannequin.

    • Xena! What a great idea! But I still like the idea of Rousey in EX3, and somehow, the both of them in the same movie seems to upset some kind of balance (And NO, not the “Boys Club”!). Xena, herself, on the feminine side of the scale would easily level the gender playing field with all the other male action heroes combined. I see Sly’s method in his madness…very slick, and profitable. Rabid Jackie Chan fans would go see the movie, even if Chan’s face-time was only a few minutes. Ditto Kellan Lutz. It would have been hilarious for Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter the boy wizard), Robert Pattinson (Edward the vampire in Twilight), or, get this, Anthony Hopkins (Hannibal “The Cannibal” Lechter) to appear. If we’re gonna get crazy, LET’S GET CRAZY WID IT!

  9. The bad guy in this movie needs to be played by Carl Weathers, leading to the final epic showdown between him and Stallone, now how off the charts awesome would that be !?!?

  10. I love how the writer uses this to describe Ronda–

    “the Olympic medal-winning Judo fighter and Mixed Martial Artist”

    and this to describe Victor Ortiz–

    “the welterweight boxing champion”

    despite the fact that BOTH of them are champions in their own right. Sexism much?

    This line-up has me very dubious, esp since I don’t see Jet Li’s name in there. Are we to guess that’s where Mr. Chan takes over as the token ass-kicking Chinese Kung-Fu soopastah?!?!??!?

    And I agree with a few comments up top, Donnie Yen would’ve been a great addition if not Tony Jaa (as a up-and-comer) or Simon Yam (for that old school feel-appeal). If Donnie turned the script down it must REALLY be bad.

  11. who cares as long that nicholas cage wont be in this movie im fine with that and i dont think steven seagal and jackie chan will in this movie

  12. This s*** needs to be 2 hour flick no b*******.

  13. Ditch terry crews and couture and put in Gibson and seagal! Ps and if they’ve even bothered to ask him how about pierce brosnan hello 007! That would be legendary :)

  14. Ditch terry crews and couture and put in Gibson and seagal! Ps and if they’ve even bothered to ask him how about pierce brosnan hello 007! That would be legendary :)

  15. Stallone please get Kurt Russell, Steven Seagal, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford, John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Carl Weathers, Mr. T, Jürgen Prochnow, Don Johnson, Kevin Costner, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Armand Assante, Tommy Lee Jones, Jeff Bridges, Woody Harrelson, Val Kilmer, Richard Gere, Michael Keaton, Andy Garcia, Robin Williams, Alec Baldwin, Nick Nolte Christopher Lambert, etc. for Expendables 3

  16. She’s a very dedicated person so think Ronda will do a good job. But she definitely has to focus on the fight at the end of the year with Tate. She will though, she doesn’t like her, and doesn’t want to lose.

  17. More Feemales should be: Micheele Rodriguez, Luci lu, Linda Hamilton, and (I can’t remember her name the girl who played Lana Lang in Smallville) she had some awesome moves in the show and in the movie Street fighter.
    More guys Should be: Danny trejo, garold butler, keifer southerland and maybe Don Wilson. Don is a lousy actor but he’s a real martial artist. Would be cool to see him in at least a cameo, maybe as a bad guy. And please please if jet le is in this one give him more screen time

  18. There is an excess of men in the cast of Expendables 3. Why not increasing the number of women in the cast adding actresses like Maggie Q from the TV Series “Nikita”, Angelina Jolie, Michelle Rodriguez. They have been acting excellent in different action movies during the past. How about Shannon Lee (daughter of the Legendary Bruce Lee. The appearance of Her in Expendables 3 as a tribute to her father, doing a cameo or a short scene with Jackie Chang would be GREAT!!!…”Why not?” Spread the word to the Producers of EX3!!! This is business and it could define the success of this third movie or maybe the end with one last edition of EX.

    • Actually they are planning on adding a specific cast of women, but it will be in a seperate other expendables movie named “Expendebelles”*apologies if spelled incorrectly*, or so I’ve read on many other web pages that asked which ladies should be in the ‘belles” version, but for the latter of casting women im pretty sure thats the next phase that the next expendables movie will have. :)

      As for your choices, Id agree id want to maybe see Angelina given her background in salt and mr and mrs smith, id say maybe scarlett johannsen, definately michelle rodriguez, maybe kate beckinsale from underworld, and also that buffy the vampire slayer chick is who id want to see in it. :)

  19. Expendables 3 casts

    Ray Liotta ,

    Anna Faris ,

    Kevin Costner ,

    Michael J. Fox ,

    Eli Wallach ,


    Jerry Lawler , (wwf, wwe, man on the moon)

    and quinton rampage jackson

  20. Expendables 3 cast # 2

    Richard Gere